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Brunello di Montalcino, Mocali

Brunello di Montalcino, Mocali
  • 100% estate-owned Sangiovese Grosso grown in galestro soils at an altitude of 400 meters
  • Fermentation in stainless steel followed by aging in large Slavonian oak for one year
  • Transferred to large French oak casks for an additional two years before bottling
Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Variety:
Sangiovese
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
93

James Suckling

Score:
91
Date:
2020-10-20
Review:
This is a ripe, decadent Brunello with dried blackberries, ash and vanilla. Full-bodied and dense with extracted tannins and tarry accents. A plush style that will soften, given time. Drink from 2026.

Vinous Media

Score:
93
Date:
2020-11-01
Review:
The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate Riserva mixes plum sauce, crushed cherries, cinnamon and clove with dark earth tones and lifting florals. There are depths of ripe textural fruit here, all guided by zesty acids, minerals and spice, creating a tactile yet unexpectedly juicy expression. No worries, however, as the 2015 displays plenty of grippy tannins later in the game, clenching down with youthful structure, yet never fully stifling its vibrant personality. In this rare occurrence, I find the Riserva to be a more well-rounded and balanced wine than the straight Brunello. In any case, both are built for the long haul.